Readers Corner th June 11 , 2010 Volume 1, Issue 1 Why is reading so important? Special Interest Articles: Reading is such an important skill for young children to acquire and master. Reading can help children develop • Tips for parents language skills, enrich children’s lives, improve social skills, • Book reviews improve hand-eye coordination and can just be plain fun! • About the Through reading children can gain factual knowledge about author. people, places and things. Learn about different parts of the world and cultures as well as reading fantasy to trigger children’s imagination. Tips for Parents Not only do teachers and encourage the way. Parents should play a major role in child to listen in on know what interests children’s literacy but read alouds and even their child and have Why is reading also parents. Parents get their own library books easily important……1 can promote their card. The parents accessible to reach. child’s literacy by should also set a With all of these tips Tips for parents….1 reading to their child special time aside for parents will be on everyday, model reading each day for the right track to Authors to check reading and writing, at least 30 min. along improving their child out…2 have their child help with a special reading literacy. Local Library with cooking by having place, where the child Info…2 them read the recipes, can feel comfortable. explore books together Having a family game Book tell stories to each other night will also help the List….3,4,5,6 and visit the local library child with literacy but About the as often as possible in a fun and enjoyable author…6 Resources…6 Visit for more information http://www.rif.org/parents/ Authors to check out Jane Yolen www.janeyolen.com Kevin Henkes www.kevinhenkes.com Katherine Paterson www.terabithia.com Patricia Polacco www.pariciapolacco.com Chris Van Allsburg www.chrisvanallsburg.com Visit Your Local Library Collier County Public Library 2385 Orange Blossom Drive Naples, FL 34109 Administration: (239) 593-3511 General Information: (239) 593-0334 Books List Newsletter Title Knuffle Bunny A baby girl is attached dearly to her stuffed bunny but looses it while out with her father running errands. This book is brilliantly illustrated which won the Caldecott award. Review: http://www.powells.com/biblio/1- 9780786818709-0 Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Nancy is a little girl who likes to be fancy and wants her family to be more fancy. Through out the whole book Nancy gives examples of words and their fancy word. Review: http://grandparents.about.com/od/books/gr/FancyNancysFancy Words.htm Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story Adelita is a retelling of the classic Cinderella story with a few stimulating twists. Long ago in a Mexican village, there lived a young couple, Francisco and Adela Mercado. Sadly the young mother passes away soon after the birth of their daughter, Adelita. Francisco then marries Senora Micaela de la Fortuna, a cold-hearted widow with two daughters, Valentina and Dulce, all of whom treat Adelita harshly when her father is not around. Adelita must prepare all the meals, clean the rooms, and do all the work. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/581442.Adelita_A_Mexican_Cinderella_St ory So You Want to Be President? This is a fun book about American Presidents who can come in all different shapes and sizes. The main focus on in this book is to give interesting facts about past presidents. http://www.bookpage.com/0008bp/childrens/so_you_want.html Say Hello! A little girl named Carmelita walks through her town stopping to say hello. Carmelita learns how to say hello in many different languages. Carmelita also learns that every one says hello just in a different way. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7662609-say-hello Dancing With The Indians A young girl and her family joins a Seminole Indian pow-wow to participate in their dance. The Seminole Indians were the ones who rescued her Grandpa from slavery and accepted him as a brother. Newsletter Title “Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire A mouse named Mrs. McGuire thinks she see’s a fire through a keyhole and yells “Fire! Fire!” to get all of the other mice’s attention, which draws a series of reactions. By the time the mice reach the room were they saw the fire they realized it was only a cat celebrating his birthday. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1633594.Fire_Fire_Said_Mrs _McGuire The Real Mother Goose Mother Goose has hundreds of traditional nursery rhymes that children adore. Along with the nursery rhymes there are wonderful illustrations that children of all ages will enjoy. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1001896.The_Real_Mot her_Goose All About Sharks Jim Arnosky gives great facts about sharks, he answers a lot of children’s questions about what do they eat? How many teeth do they have? How big can they get? Along with great illustrations. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/615370.All_About_Sh arks Are You Ready For Baby? This book is about a little boy who is meeting his new baby brother. The little boy asks questions such as can he eat? Can he play? Finally he realizes what the baby can do, he can be his little brother. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6346813-cornelius-p- mud-are-you-ready-for-baby About the Author My name is Kasey Will and I am 23 years old, and I am studying to become an elementary teacher. I am originally from Missouri but I have lived in Naples with my family for the past 12 years. I graduated from Barron Collier High School in 2006 and began my colligate career at Florida Southern College, where I signed to play basketball. During my first season I suffered an injury to my ankle and was forced to leave basketball. I finished my AA degree at Edison State College and transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University in the fall of 2009 and will be graduating in the spring 2011. Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to teach. I th had many mentors through out school and I want to be that to as 561 94 Ave. N Naples, FL 34108 many kids as I can. I want to make a difference in a child’s life. PHONE: (239)537-3894 Resources E-MAIL: email@example.com http://www.educationalgateway.com/reading-tips-for-parents/index.html http://www.babybirdproductions.com/bbpadultreadingessayparent.html http://www.squidoo.com/top10childrensauthors Johnson, D. (2008). The Joy of Children's Literature (1 ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.